Are you a synagogue or what? Yes and no and kinda. Words like “synagogue” can feel constraining, and we want to think expansively about what Jewish life can be… so we think of ourselves as a spiritual community, and let the experience define itself.
“Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism, falsehoods. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement, seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision.”–Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “On Prayer”
IKAR is fueled by the love, talent, and creative investment of each of our community members. Our membership is an expression of individual commitments and a way for each person to expand their Jewish horizons through learning and spiritual growth.
We are all searching for something. What’s your thing?
You Can’t Hide – Rabbi David Kasher
September 14th, 2019 — Shabbat Ki Teitzei
Here’s a thought experiment to help you prepare for the High Holidays:
You’re out walking around, doing some shopping in the marketplace…. when suddenly you see a gigantic ox, clopping through the street, unattended. Surprised, you squint to look closer and… hey, you know who that ox belongs to! So what do you do? Do you grab it by its massive collar and take it back home to its owner? Or do you just… disappear?